The Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area seeks to provide opportunity and access to targeted training and education that leads to a career with gainful employment for every Central Arkansas job seeker.
We strive to remove barriers for hard-to-reach populations like veterans and eligible spouses, returning citizens, individuals that have aged out of foster care, individuals with disabilities, and homeless individuals.
We ask Veterans at every point of contact to identify themselves so that they can be provided with a priority of service in honor of their service to our country.
DISCOVER YOUR OPTIONS!
In an effort to enhance your career search we feature Jobs available in the Central Arkansas region. If you are a job seeker searching for immediate employment, see our list of available job opportunities.
Not all jobs openings are reflected on the job boards. For consideration on other job opportunities, please send a copy of your resume in a PDF or Word document.
Job Search at a Glance
We understand that deciding on and navigating your career can sometimes be challenging. Explore different careers and tips for writing the perfect resume, landing your dream job, and more.
Educational & Training Opportunities
Regardless of education, background, economic means, or age, the Central Arkansas Workforce Development Area (CAWDA) may provide educational and training opportunities to help individuals secure jobs that lead to promising careers.
Employers in Central Arkansas have many job opportunities that are provided through events. Browse a variety of upcoming Hiring Events, Job Fairs, and workshops to assist you with your job search
Arkansas’ Hot 45
2017-2018 Demand Occupations
Different occupations need different types of training. Some require only on-the-job training, while others require an advanced degree. The jobs listed are projected to be the top growing occupations by education level through 2017.
Job Hunting Resource
If you follow these steps before applying for a job, you’ll be guaranteed to stand out against other job seekers. Although this strategy takes a little bit more time, you’ll be thankful you went above and beyond to apply for the job.
A Guide for Young Adults Entering the Workforce
Before you begin the job hunt, you should prepare yourself by knowing not only what job you want but also something about the company. Do your homework about a company before you apply. There is nothing as important in a job as the performance of it.
Download the Pocket Resume to help you prepare for your job search Employers often ask for this information at a job interview. Fill this in ahead of time and you’ll always have the information available.
SUPPORT & SERVICES
A variety of services are available for adult job seekers, dislocated workers, and youth under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) program.
Are you eligible? Individuals interested in participating in the Adult, Dislocated Worker, or Youth Program must complete and submit the WIOA Program Eligibility Questionnaire.
We want to make sure you are as prepared as possible when entering the job market, so we offer you multiple resources and assistance.
We use data analysis to meet the labor force needs of business and industry and provide every advantage for participants to obtain a higher standard of living throughout the six county service area.
If you are interested in going to school to receive an education to help you move forward in your career, view our multiple Educational Training Providers. Our training programs are aligned to in-demand industry sectors.
We are equipped with the resource and staffing needed to provide workforce development activities throughout the region. Our capacity is further amplified by it’s broad array of partners, both who co-locate in the workforce centers and those that do not.